Thursday, January 10, 2013
Information provided by the Bath Township Fire Department.
The fire at the Our Lady of the Elms Athletic Complex Sunday was accidental, said Bath Township fire Chief Walter Hower. Carli Kistler Miller, executive director at the Elms, said the fire was started by a heater that was left on in the restrooms. Miller said the heaters are always on to keep the pipes and equipment from freezing. The fire started around 12:30 a.m. on Jan. 6. A motorist on the highway called it in as she was driving home from Aurora. By the time the fire department got there, the approximately 3,200-square foot concession stand/storage facility was fully engulfed. Get this and other police and fire stories delivered to your inbox each morning for free by joining Patch. Click here.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
On Sunday morning, the Our Lady of the Elms athletic complex in Bath Township burned down.
On Sunday morning, around 12:30 a.m., Amy Ciccotelli called 911 after seeing a blaze at the Our Lady of the Elms athletic complex in Bath Township. "I was driving home from Aurora and couldn't believe what I was seeing," Ciccotelli posted on Fairlawn-Bath Patch's Facebook page. "... I was frantically telling (the dispatcher) to PLEASE (sic) hurry, that they were gonna (sic) lose the whole building." The Bath Fire Department arrived around 12:40 a.m., said Lt. George Seifert, and by then a building used as a concession stand and storage facility was enveloped in flames. Get this and other police and fire stories delivered to your inbox each morning for free by joining Patch. Click here. The building has been deemed unsafe and the cause is …
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Information provided by the Bath Township Police Department.
A driver on Interstate 77 was the first to see it early Sunday morning. When the Bath Township Fire Department got to the Our Lady of the Elms athletic complex on Ira Road around 12:40 a.m. it was too late. A fire that started some time around 12:30 burned down the approximately 3,200-square foot building used as storage and a concession stand, said Bath fire Lt. George Seifert. The building has been deemed unsafe. The cause is still under investigation, Seifert said. Firefighters from Copley, Fairlawn, Richfield and Valley were called in to help extinguish the flames. Seifert said it took about 30 minutes to get the fire under control and 50 minutes to find and put out the hot spots. Read more about the complex here.